The kids at the just concluded ACFR were just adorable. They walked the runway with poise and confidence.
Adorable Charmers Fashion Runway was organized to showcase tasty children’s fashion. The highlight of the show was when the children took over the runway and confidently showed off their skills.
This year's runway show was the second edition. We therefore expected a lot of organization and decorum but sadly it was lacking. The show which was slated for 11 am did not start until after 3 hours of waiting. Most guests were exhausted from waiting and would have left had they not paid for tables and wanted to see their children exhibit clothes and walk the runway.
The organiser, Miss Adaora Olivia, seemed all tensed up and didn't grant an interview because she wanted the show to start and run smoothly. The show eventually started later in the afternoon with melodious tunes from two wonderful kids who played to everyone's delight.
When the kids started walking the runway, the frustration from the hours of prolonged wait flew out the door because their walk was worth the wait.
Kids Republic, a dealer in children’s costumes, opened the fashion show with her unique costume pieces. The models wore costumes of their favourite cartoon characters and channeled their inner super heroes while walking the runway. The electrifying applause from parents and other guests was indeed deafening. The kids walked with pure confidence and pride on the runway and everyone thought it was awesome.
The show proceeded with different wares for kids, but some of the designers whose collections stood out of the norm and exuded creativity were Kids Cube Fashion, Coloured Kitty Collections, Elegant Kids, Aliba, Toffteesam Towels, owned by Temi, Kulture Smiths and Imani by Mrs Jumoke Alaka.
These designers outdid themselves and the kids were overjoyed to walk in their pieces.
Backstage was a busy beehive, as designers kept styling kids while trying to calm the much younger ones down. The owner of Kids Republic opined that selling kiddies costumes started from boredom, then grew to passion. Most of her pieces are imported from the United States, especially the cartoon characters costume pieces, but she produces some clothes and local costumes for kids in Lagos.
Also speaking to the owner of Kids Cube Fashion, she maintained that the clothes showcased on the runway were created from scratch by them in Nigeria. She said the business was inspired by her kids who absolutely love fashion and although young have gone ahead to be involved in the creation process.
The kid models were super elated to be part of the runway show as most of them were aspiring models and felt ACFR was a platform to showcase their skills and hone their talents.
Toyin Lawani, CEO of Tiannah Styling, was there to showcase her kids collection from Elegante Kids and also support her son, Tenor Maine, who was walking the runway exclusively for her collection.
The main event dragged on till late at night before the invited celebrities started trickling in. The venue was already empty at this time, as most parents had left for their houses.